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William Edmund Barrett, American author. Recipient citation Regis College, 1956, Accomplishment in Communication of Arts award Manhattan College, 1972. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters; member P.E.W., Authors League American, The Players Club, National Press Club, Denver Press Club, Denver Athletic Club, Colorado Authors League (president 1943-1944).

Background

Barrett, William Edmund was born on November 16, 1900 in New York City. Son of John Joseph and Eleanor Margaret (Flannery) Barrett.

Education

Student, Manhattan College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Creighton University, 1961.

Career

He worked as an aeronautics consultant with the Denver Public Library from 1941 on. He received a citation from Regis College in 1956. Barrett was a Roman Catholic. and the Colorado Authors League, serving as its president from 1943–1944.

Three of his novels were made into films: The Left Hand of God, starring Humphrey Bogart Lilies of the Field based on his novel The Lilies of the Field, featuring Sidney Poitier Pieces of Dreams, based on The Wine and the Music.

Works

Membership

Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters. Member P.E.W., Authors League American, The Players Club, National Press Club, Denver Press Club, Denver Athletic Club, Colorado Authors League (president 1943-1944).

Connections

Married Christine Rollman, February 15, 1925. Children: Marjorie Christine, William Edmund.

father:
John Joseph Barrett

mother:
Eleanor Margaret (Flannery) Barrett

spouse:
Christine Rollman

child:
Marjorie Christine Barrett

child:
William Edmund Barrett